Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Industry Innovator Scales Back On Weighing Systems With New Load Scanner Technology

There is some welcoming news coming from truck scale innovator, Walz Scale. Truck operators that depend on truck scales and heavy duty weighing systems to determine load weight on a regular basis can leverage a revolutionary new technology for the measurement and management of truck loads.

This new technology comes in the form of a laser-generated, 3D volume scanning system otherwise known as the Walz Load Scanner.

For those who haven't heard about this innovative load scanner, it is perhaps the most efficient, non-contact technology that scans material truck loads as they go under the scanning unit. It uses laser technology and advanced patent pending algorithms to accurately calculate and display the volume of the truck load, which can then be converted into weight metrics with a few basic operator inputs.

Further, the Walz Load Scanner shows 3D imagery of scanned truck bed loads, enabling operators to pinpoint insufficient loading processes that may be hindering productivity. To learn more about the Walz Load Scanner, keep reading this article, or visit the official website of the load scanner system to get an inside look at how the system is revolutionizing payload management processes for many industries.

How The Walz Load Scanner Works

First and foremost, trucks are fitted with RFID (Radio-frequency Identification) tags which communicate with the overhead scanners to automate the process. Starting with an empty bed truck driving under the scanner system at speeds of less than 3.5 mph, the scanner calculates and gives the 'empty volume'.

Next, with a truck load of material, the truck again goes under the scanner to record the new volume. Using these two measurements you get the accurately scanned imagery of the load, in 3D, and the volume calculations. How about that for a hands-off system of managing material truck loads?

The video below shows a great example of the Walz Load Scanner in use:

The beauty of it all is that it doesn't have to be stationary or fixed in one place. There are portable trailer mounted scanners too, which you can tow and station on any temporary sites. Such information can be printed in form of tickets per individual trucks, or emailed and stored electronically for data management.

You can access data remotely and in real-time using the advanced software solutions in an easy-to-use interface. You should see some of the cool interfaces you can choose from, that will help you to easily manage your truck loads. You can use any device; from PCs, to touch screen mobile devices, to outdoor kiosk systems- even from inside the cabin of your truck.

The Next Step in Innovation

This technology can be applied in many other areas where such data is crucial for production management purposes. Think of a production plant that uses conveyor belts to transport material from one point to another. You can easily capture any inconsistencies that are common with automated conveyor belt operations and thus save your company of losses, both monetary and image-wise.

It is cheaper and more accurate than most other truck scales and weighing systems and doesn't require much maintenance. You will get consistent results for many years without having to calibrate or service it, as long as it is utilized correctly.

The Walz Load Scanner can also be very useful in excavation and mining sites that are located in some of the harshest conditions without failure of the systems or the laser scanner. You will no longer need to use expansive payload management systems such as truck scales and heavy-duty weighbridges, once you acquire and install the Walz Load Scanner. Think organized, simple, and efficient, because that's exactly what you will get.

Change the way you do business in the bulk material transportation industry today. Check out the Walz Load Scanner by visiting WalzScale.com.

Friday, June 26, 2015

5 Forms of Technology That Are Revolutionizing How We Live

Designed to make life easier, advancements in technology have come a long way over the years. These advancements continue to take things to the next level, whether via the delivery of services or making leisurely activities more enjoyable.

Revolutionary innovations in tech are countless these days, however there are those that have made a significant impact on how we live today.

1. Smartphones 

Mobile devices are arguably the most used device in the world right now and they have come a long way since their inception years as just simple cellular communication devices to acquiring the tag smart.

Right now smartphones are capable of just about anything from reminding you about meetings, opening your garage door, the list goes on and there’s no telling how much more they could do. Smartphones have revolutionized how we bank, how we network and just about every aspect of our daily lives by seamless efficiency bundled with a host of creative features.

2. Drones 

Drones are essentially advanced aerial vehicles that are controlled on the ground by a person or travel on a pre- programmed command. With their introduction as military surveillance tools, drones have gone out of their way to serve more un-military’ functions.

Nowadays it is not uncommon for RC drones with cameras to be spotted hovering above homes to take shots of real estate and property for prospective buyers as well as landscapes capturing amazing photos that were not previously possible. Drones have also formed an important part of service delivery as they save a lot of time particularly during shipping. This has seen a lot of companies incorporate drones as a system of service delivery to clients.

3. Social Networking

Owing to the huge strides in Information Technology (IT) courtesy of computers, social networks are now a part of daily life. Communication has changed from a tasking formerly expensive venture to a relaxed, affordable and fun activity that is now done especially for the latter.

Social media has seen tremendous changes over the years and will continue to grow. By virtue of social networks, you stay connected to the world both socially and professionally, you are able to access tons of information on the go as well as a platform to interact and share ideas. In addition to this playing a huge role in business information technology, all this is now a part of daily life.

4. Artificial Intelligence

Increasingly, robots and other forms of artificial intelligence are slowly but surely integrating themselves to our daily lives and becoming a basic need. The idea of creating technologies that can work in harsh conditions where human beings wouldn’t survive is one that has put a smile on many a face.

With artificial intelligence we are now able to make more accurate prediction pertaining to nature and climatic conditions. Space exploration has been on the forefront of employing this form of intelligence we are now able to look at our planet more differently and put measures into place to make this world a better place.

5. Electronic Funds Transfer

What would you without PayPal or your VISA card? Access to your money has become a breeze with the advent of electronic transfers, shopping is now a very enjoyable affair both in physical stores and on online ones.

With money being instantaneously transferred globally (even via smartphone) you get to have your money with you everywhere you go with security as an added assurance to ensure money is never an obstacle to doing anything anywhere.

With the above as just a small portion of what technology has done, there’s no telling what more can be achieved at this pace.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

3 Revolutionary Surveillance Systems Redefining Security Monitoring for Businesses

We live in an ever more threatening world with criminal element of all kind feasting on the civil morality of society, Injecting grief and distress in victims of their sinister plots and plunders, leaving sadness and chaos their wake. We watch the stories on the news each night and sympathise, but is there a way to prevent these nightmare from happening or catch the evil doers before they dissolve into obscurity?

The answer is yes and various systems and methods have been used for decades to increase the chances of catching perpetrators before they strike or before they escape the scene of a crime.

Identifying a crime before it happens is possible with the right tools, expertise, and some amount of luck. Building a profile on a particular individual that displays signs of potential assailment is one way to catch a criminal before a crime is committed.

This involves meticulous monitoring of the area being protected, may it be a building or an entire city. Such mammoth undertaken is made possible by the advancements in modern surveillance systems which include but not limited to: digital IP surveillance, transaction surveillance and social network analysis.

Digital IP Surveillance Systems

IP Surveillance provides a modern alternative to analog video surveillance. IP surveillance uses an IP camera to record video footage which is then sent over an IP (Internet protocol) network.

This method provides numerous advantages over regular CCTV systems which includes; quicker search, improved convenience, higher quality and more durable content, also the ability to view real time video footage from any geographic location through the network. Banks and other organisation make full use of this surveillance method which is effective in not only catching perpetrators, but also acts as a deterrent with cameras in clear sight.

There are many digital IP surveillance systems coming out onto the market, such as Pelco, Arecont Vision, March Networks and Axis Communications, all of which you can find at SeicoSecurity.com.

Transaction Surveillance Systems

Transaction surveillance is the auditing of individual customer transactions within a financial organisation in order to identify fraudulent activities or terrorist funding. Companies use monitoring systems to identify potentially suspicious activities which are reported to the relevant authorities. The areas monitored are currency activities, funds transfers, monetary instruments sales, ATM transactions, significant balance change, nonsufficient funds and non-resident alien accounts.

Monitoring these activities helps to prevent criminals using the system to fuel their unlawful endeavours. Transaction surveillance can be an invasion of one’s financial privacy, but it is necessary for macro security in the banking sector. Unlike most systems that demand comprehensive surveillance system equipment, these are mostly digital based in the form of advanced software.

Security Media Security Monitoring (Social Network Analysis)

Social network analysis (also called social media security analysis) is the monitoring and filtering of vital information generated on social network sites like Facebook and Twitter to identify a pattern of interest to authorities. These patterns of interest are generated by criminals and terrorists who use social network sites for communicating with associates and search for potential recruits.

This is a fast growing problem and governments worldwide invest heavily in research involving social network analysis. Powerful data filtering systems capable of sifting through terabytes of information in seconds, search for keywords and phrases used on social network sites to identify wrong doers. There are many social network analysis and security solutions out there, such as Signal, and more are coming out every year. For a great introduction on social networking analysis, visit Orgnet.com.

The monitoring and surveying of various sectors of society helps to restrict the progress of unlawful activities and maintain confidence in the business community. It may be intrusive and even offensive but the benefits far outweigh the insults.